Deschutes Brewery
  • 15-Jun-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (PST)
  • Bend, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Director of Human Resources will provide HR leadership and strategic direction for the company. S/he will act as a resource and leader in the enhancement of a workplace culture that promotes effective communications, quality, talent acquisition and retention strategies, employee engagement and satisfaction, performance management, succession planning, recognition, diversity and inclusion. This role will serve as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the CEO.  This position is open due to retirement of current HRD.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Strategically plan future organizational structure and design; creating the link between strategy and the people/structure required for execution
  • Serve as a trusted business partner for leadership
  • Create strategic plans to effectively attract, retain and develop an engaged. workforce to meet the needs of the business for continued, successful growth
  • Advise executive team of HR best practices
  • Coach, counsel, and provide employee relations advice and direction to leadership ensuring compliance with company policy, and employment laws/regulation
  • Manage company compensation program
  • Continually assess the competitiveness of all human capital programs and practices against comparable companies, industries, and markets
  • Lead the HR functions across multiple locations and facilities
  • Responsible for the development and execution of company succession planning
  • Make and recommend smart business decisions using analytical data
  • Stay current on industry/HR trends, educate others as appropriate
  • Establish training and coaching processes and programs that achieve business results
  • Maintain awareness of current employment law and recommend policy and/or practice changes to comply with federal and state laws and regulations
  • Establish HR KPI's relevant to the business and ensure team accountability
  • Oversee company performance management program
  • Provide both internal and external partners with the highest level of customer service
  • Manage HR Team. Coach and mentor staff, create opportunities for team development, make hiring decisions, and drive performance management and recognition.

What We're Looking For:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology or equivalent required
  • MS in Industrial Psychology or Human Resources preferred
  • MBA focused on strategic Human Resource Management preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in an Executive/Senior level HR position in a complex environment
  • Previous manufacturing experience highly preferred
  • Experience managing HR functions across multiple locations, facilities, etc.
  • Experience in Organizational Development methods and proven implementation skills
  • Experience in benefit design and program management including self-funded health insurance plans
  • Experience in compensation program design including bonuses, phantom stock plans, and ESOP


Skills, Knowledge, Attributes:

  • Knowledge of traditional and modern training methods, tools, and techniques for adult learning
  • Strong, influential presentation skills
  • Innovative team builder, employee relations advocate, individual & team motivator
  • Solid, up-to-date knowledge of employment law, specifically multi-state employment laws
  • Strong ability to facilitate change, listen, and build exceptional relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and provide appropriate advice and counsel
  • Solid knowledge of leadership development best practices
  • Ability to build solid, trusting relationships with both management and staff
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Must possess ability to work under pressure and maintain professionalism in all situations
  • Strong understanding of HCM systems and ability to make data-driven business decisions
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